Even though an unexpected pregnancy is one of the most intimidating challenges a woman can face, it doesn’t mean you have to feel like you’re going through it on your own. This guide will help you learn more about your three options if you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Colorado, which are:
American Adoptions works with pregnant women in Colorado who choose the third option, but regardless of whichever choice is right for you, you deserve support. While we feel adoption to be the most beneficial to the greatest number of people in a situation, adoption isn’t going to be the right unplanned pregnancy option for everyone.
Free adoption information is always available at 1-800-ADOPTION with no obligation to choose adoption. But you can also request educational information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options, not just adoption in Colorado. We’re here to offer support and information without judgement in any way that we can.
The following information will help give you a better understanding of your three unplanned pregnancy options in Colorado:
If one of the first questions you asked yourself when you learned of your unexpected pregnancy in Colorado was, “Am I ready to be a parent?” then there are different kinds of readiness you may need to consider.
Are you emotionally and mentally ready to be a parent to a new child at this point in time? If you’re not sure, it can be beneficial to talk with a counselor near you in CO to help you assess if you feel emotionally and mentally ready to parent a child.
Are you financially ready to raise a child? The average cost of pregnancy and delivery is $8,800, and the average cost of raising that child (as a middle-income married couple) is $245,000. If you feel mentally and emotionally prepared to raise a child but not financially ready, there are state-funded Colorado benefit programs that may be able to provide you with resources to help you care for a child.
If you’re medically uninsured, these tips may help lessen the costs of pregnancy and childbirth.
Get additional information on pregnancy and parenting resources in Colorado, or if you’re still deciding between parenting vs adoption, learn more by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now.
The first action you should take if you’re considering an abortion in Colorado is to consult your doctor. Your doctor will need to see you to establish what stage of pregnancy you’re in and if there are any potential medical risks you need to consider, as this will decide which abortion options are available to you.
You’ll only be able to choose abortion in Colorado as an unplanned pregnancy option if you’re early in your pregnancy, as most states don’t perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Eighty-eight percent of U.S. abortions occur within the first few weeks via pill form.
The following Colorado abortion laws went into effect on April 1, 2017 and may affect you if you’re considering having an abortion in CO:
If you’re a minor, your parent(s) must be notified and give their consent before an abortion may be provided.
Abortion is not covered in insurance policies for public employees in Colorado.
Public funding for an abortion in Colorado is only available in instances of life endangerment, rape or incest.
Counselors are standing by 24/7 to discuss all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Colorado, including abortion, when you call 1-800-ADOPTION now.
There are many common worries that stem from misconceptions about choosing adoption in Colorado for an unplanned pregnancy. These are some of the most frequently heard myths about adoption in Colorado and the facts behind the fears:
Adoption is 100 free for you, and you may qualify for adoption financial assistance and birth parent living expenses. It never costs money to place a child for adoption.
You choose the adoptive parents, and you also choose how much or little contact you want to have with them before, during and after the adoption. Many birth parents enjoy a relationship with their child’s adoptive parents that feels similar to extended family. The bond between birth and adoptive parents lasts a lifetime.
All birth parents receive free medical care, as well as free legal and emotional counsel. Your American Adoptions specialist is there for you at every step of the way to support you and educate you about all of your options.
Learn more about choosing adoption as an unplanned pregnancy option in Colorado by calling 1-800-ADOPTION, or request free adoption information online. Remember that it’s free, confidential, available 24/7 and places you under no obligation to choose adoption.
While this decision is one that must be made on your own, know that by doing your research on all of your options for an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy in Colorado, you’re taking all the best steps to do what you feel is best for you. This is something that you deserve support in, regardless of what you ultimately decide.
You can always call us to learn more about your pregnancy options in Colorado, including parenting, abortion and adoption, at 1-800-ADOPTION, or request free information about your unplanned pregnancy options here.
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